IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 1611: Mobility of Clerics: Ecclesiastical Hierarchy, Ecclesial Thought, and Personal Links in the Early Middle Ages - Moving Bishops

Thursday 12 July 2007, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:CERHILIM (Centre de recherche historique de l'Université de Limoges)
Organiser:Philippe Depreux, Faculté des Lettres et des Sciences humaines, Université de Limoges
Moderator/Chair:Philippe Depreux, Faculté des Lettres et des Sciences humaines, Université de Limoges
Paper 1611-aFrom See to See: Episcopal Translation and Pluralism in Anglo-Saxon England
(Language: English)
Julia Steuart Barrow, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Index terms: Canon Law, Ecclesiastical History, Politics and Diplomacy, Religious Life
Paper 1611-bMoving Eastwards: Ebo of Reims and Hildesheim
(Language: English)
Steffen Patzold, Max-Planck-Institut, Frankfurt / Universität Kassel
Index terms: Canon Law, Ecclesiastical History, Politics and Diplomacy, Religious Life
Paper 1611-c'If you are persecuted in one city, flee to another': The Itinerant Career of Bishop Rather of Verona, 898-974
(Language: English)
Irene van Renswoude, Research Institute for History & Culture, Universiteit Utrecht
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Religious Life
Abstract

This session, which allows some geographical (England, Francia occidentalis and orientalis, Italy, Lotharingia) and diachronic (7th-11th centuries) comparisons, is devoted to episcopal translations in the Early Middle Ages from a new point of view: it will not investigate Canon Law in this matter and ask again for the reasons of the theoretical interdiction of moving bishops from a seat to another and for the juristic tolerated exceptions, but it will focus on the consequences of a move, for the bishop and the communities: what does it mean in a juridical, personal, and cultural point of view? How does the community welcome (or not) its new bishop? What is the fate of the Church and clerics, the moving bishop has left? Two papers deal with peculiar cases and one paper is devoted to a more regional approach.